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The Latest R.A. Dickey Experiment

R.A. Dickey‘s entire career has, essentially, been one giant experiment. You know the story by now. Dickey was drafted by the Texas Rangers back in 1996, and took a signing bonus for nearly $800,000 less than what was originally offered after team doctors discovered he just didn’t even have an ulnar collateral ligament in his […]
Via Fangraphs
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

R.A. Dickey stole Daniel Norris’ van and drove it around on field

While spring training can be a nervous time for young players hoping to land a spot on the major league roster, the relaxed atmosphere also lends itself to a fun, lighthearted experience. At Blue Jays camp, veteran pitcher R.A. Dickey had a little fun at the expense of 21 year-old Daniel Norris. Norris has become...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

R.A. Dickey takes Daniel Norris' VW van for joyride on field

The unique lifestyle of Toronto Blue Jays pitching prospect Daniel Norris has been extensively profiled heading into spring training, and for good reason. After all, has there ever been another major league player who has taken up a permanent residence in a van? The 21-year-old Norris, a Tennessee native, is a wanderer and enjoys a...Read More The post R.A. Dickey takes Daniel Norris’...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
20 days ago  |  Discuss

R.A. Dickey steals teammates' old-school van, drives it on infield

Spring training isn't all about building up arm strength and working on fielding drills. It's also the time for tomfoolery. This was on fully display at Blue Jays camp on Thursday when pitcher R.A. Dickey helped himself to Daniel Norris' retro van/home and took it for a spin -- on the infield. The 21-year-old Norris, who was given a $2 million signing bonus from Toronto when he was...
Via Fox Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Dickey starts with 2 hitless innings, Blue Jays beat Orioles

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) R.A. Dickey tossed hitless ball for two scoreless innings in his first start of the spring and the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Baltimore Orioles 5-4 on Friday. Dickey struck out three and walked one on 16 pitches. The 2012 NL Cy Young Award winner was 14-13 with a 3.71 ERA in a career-high 34 starts last season. Toronto outfielder Jose Bautista was a late scratch...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

R.A. Dickey: More Than The Basic Numbers

R.A Dickey has not been as bad as Blue Jay fans may think The Toronto Blue Jays Opening Day starter, R.A. Dickey has gotten off to a rocky start to his season. Fellow starter Mark Buehrle has truly taken the role of stopper away from Dickey and many people are starting to get angry at the trade that landed Dickey. While the Blue Jays may not ever truly win the trade, that is...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

R.A. Dickey's story reportedly set to hit the big screen

R.A. Dickey’s season has already gotten off to a good start. The Toronto Blue Jays knuckleballer’s autobiography Wherever I Wind Up is set to be turned into a movie.  And, now, I know what you’re thinking, isn’t that basically what the documentary “Knuckleball” was? And the short answer would be…kinda. According to Deadline…actors Ben McKenzie and Logan Marshall...
Via Hall of Very Good
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays knuckleballer Dickey getting up to speed

R.A. Dickey is getting up to speed this spring. Dickey made his exhibition debut Thursday, starting for the Toronto Blue Jays and giving up one unearned run in two innings during a 7-5 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. For the first time out, Dickey said his floater was fine. He walked back-to-back batters in the opening inning, but said there was a reason for that. ''It was...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Player Profile #118: R.A. Dickey | SP | TOR

R.A. Dickey is not done, he’s not someone to be dismissed, and he’ll be extremely fantasy-relevant in 2014. Last year, most people dropped Dickey in their preseason rankings. The logic was simple, but it was sound: coming off a Cy Young season in 2012, how could Dickey be expected to maintain that success moving to a dome stadium in the AL East? This year, Dickey is almost universally...
Via Baseball Professor
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays: Why Alex Anthopoulos should be on the hot seat

Major League Baseball unveiled its top 10 right handed pitching prospects on Wednesday. Coming at in #3 was Noah Syndergaard from the New York Mets organization. The Mets acquired Syndergaard and catcher Travis d’Arnaud from the Toronto Blue Jays in the R.A. Dickey trade in December 2012. In a Jan. 12 Q&A with Steve Serby of the New York Post, d’Arnaud called Syndergaard...
Via isportsweb.com
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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